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Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


What is ‘affluenza’?

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager sentenced to probation for causing a fatal drunken-driving crash was taken into custody late Monday in Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled after he may have violated terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, now 18, received the light sentence in 2013 after his attorneys said he suffered from "affluenza," which drew widespread ridicule.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Affluenza’ teen, mon planned flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave away their location, authorities said Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


California tribe to reopen casino after more than a year

FRESNO (AP) - A Central California tribe is set to reopen its casino Thursday, more than a year after a faction attempted an armed takeover, sending gamblers scrambling with chips left on the tables.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Twitter revises policy banning threats & abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has revised its rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users, promising a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service to adopt a harder line against extremists.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Home prices rise in October, helped by solid job market

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Judge OKs brain tests in end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge gave a Reno hospital the go-ahead Tuesday to conduct brain wave tests on a 20-year-old woman who has been on life-support since April, but the judge indicated she won't rule until at least Jan. 22 on the crucial question of life or death.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Next generation taste test

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted some options for The Associated Press.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


END OF MEAT?

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Texas’ ‘affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas district attorney's office says Mexican authorities have detained a teen who disappeared with his mother after video surfaced online showing he may have violated his probation for causing a drunken wreck that killed four people.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Bakery owners pay damages in gay wedding case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid $135,000 in state-ordered damages - after refusing to do so for nearly six months.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Dangerous helicopter-bird Strike numbers increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - The crew of a Dallas police helicopter was searching for a capsized boat last March, when there was a loud explosion and wind rushed through a huge hole in the windshield.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Health law reporting extension for employers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department on Monday gave employers an extension of critical reporting requirements, as it seeks to manage some of the most complicated parts of the federal health care law.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


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New Jersey looks to keep casinos open during state shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials are looking for ways to ensure that Atlantic City's casinos can remain open if the state ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


‘Milk’ not the only contested word in the food world

The Associated Press

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Lawmaker drafting bill in attempt to end budget stalemate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Legislators have begun drafting a bill to overhaul the state's largest health insurer to satisfy Republican Gov. Chris Christie in ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


DC appeals court orders EPA to move ahead with methane rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Small airplane fell apart in the air in Wisconsin, killing 6

PHILLIPS, Wis. (AP) - A small airplane that went down in northern Wisconsin fell apart in the air, killing the six people on board, a spokesman ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Parents of student sue University of Alabama over suicide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The parents of a Texas woman who said she was raped while attending the University of Alabama have sued the alleged attacker ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Texas House speaker didn’t want suicide over ‘bathroom bill’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The driving force in Texas behind a "bathroom bill" pushed back Monday after the Republican House speaker was quoted as saying he ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Police fatally shoot suspect after he shoots officer

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia fatally shot a man after he shot and wounded an officer, authorities said Monday.

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Christie among the few with state-owned vacation homes

The Associated Press

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Town of Newtown asks judge to throw out wrongful death suit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The town of Newtown and its Board of Education asked a judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Little Rock club performer faces weapons charge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A rapper shot someone in the neck days before performing at a concert in Little Rock that was the site of ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Woman killed was shot by husband in Uber vehicle

SEATTLE (AP) - A woman killed early Sunday in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood was shot by her husband during an argument in a ride-hailing vehicle ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Taxi jumps curb near airport in ‘accident’; 10 cabbies hurt

BOSTON (AP) - A taxi crashed into a group of cab drivers near the city's airport on Monday, injuring 10 people in what police said ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists baffled by strange sea creatures near Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Marijuana sales in Nevada exceed stores’ expectations

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


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